Archive: Bellator

Nov 26, 2012 10:43 am

Bellator Implements Championship Bout Rematch Clause To Contracts | MMA NEWS

In a creative twist to the standard fight contract, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced today that his fight promotion will start implementing a championship rematch clause in their bout agreements. What this means is that at their discretion they can grant an automatic rematch to any champion dethroned by his title challenger. Here’s the letter...

Nov 20, 2012 2:30 pm


Bellator 81 took place Friday, November 16th at The Ryan Center on the University of Rhode Island campus in Kingston, Rhode Island. This was the promotions first trip to the Ocean State, and the card delivered a series of great scraps. The card featured the semi-final matches for the Season 7  lightweight tournament, the co-main event pitted Ricardo...

Nov 20, 2012 9:07 am

BJPenn.Com Radio: Carwin, Miletich, War Machine, Cesar Gracie & Julie Kedzie

  Tomorrow night on BJPenn.Com Radio your hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will speak with five guests who are sure to entertain you and make your Wednesday night that much better. Leading off will be former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin who will discuss his recent knee injury that knocked him out his...

Nov 19, 2012 8:59 am

Four Things You Love to Hate About Internet MMA Fans

One of the dangers of surfing the internet in search of MMA news is happening across unsavory forum posts. I admit I used to frequent these misguided outlets of free speech. That did not last long. It would amaze me, and still does, what some of the posters would come up with in defense of,...

Nov 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Ben Askren Wrestling Clinics Hawaii Tour

  2008 Olympian and current Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, will be conducting wrestling seminars November 16th & 17th in Honolulu. Come train with the best and take your wrestling game to a new level this weekend. Twitter – @BenAskren Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 9, 2012 9:01 am

Spike TV Presents “Bellator: Vote For The Fight” | MMA NEWS

Bellator and Spike TV are giving fans a chance to select the first fight to air on Spike Network inside the Bellator cage as the promotion prepares to move to Spike TV in January. Fans can log onto to the “Bellator: Vote For The Fight” section, where they will be able to select the...

Nov 6, 2012 8:05 am

VIDEO | Bellator 79 Full Event Highlight | MMA NEWS

The toughest tournament in sports continued, as two more fighters punched their tickets to the finals. Heavyweight Rich Hale came back in a big way, flooring Thiago Santos before finishing him with ground and pound to secure a finals spot. In a featherweight tilt, Shahbulat Shamhalaev scored an impressive first round knockout against fellow striker...

Oct 30, 2012 10:19 am

World MMA Awards Announces This Years Nominees: VOTE NOW | MMA NEWS

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and get suited and booted, as the 5th Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas. After 12 months of outstanding action in the world of MMA, the fifth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards arrives to bestow some of the planet’s best fighters...

Oct 29, 2012 9:00 am

Bellator Boss Rebney Reports Lombard Got $400k Signing Bonus From UFC | UFC NEWS

Former Bellator middleweight champion, Hector Lombard, recently defected from his promotional home to the UFC. At the time Lombard was in the midst of a 25 fight unbeaten streak and as a result had become one of the hottest free agents on the market. According to Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney, the UFC made his champion...

Oct 25, 2012 9:45 am

Bellator Making “Hard Push” To Keep Eddie Alvarez | MMA NEWS

“Talks have gone really well with Bellator and Eddie just wants to fight the best fighters he can, and get a contract he feels is fair, but I can tell you Bjorn has gone out of his way to make Eddie feel welcome and talks have gone well so far, so we’ll see what the...

Oct 23, 2012 11:44 am

Rebney Rebuts Tate Rant, Explains Decision For Gurgel Placement | MMA NEWS

Yesterday afternoon we released a statement from Miesha Tate firing off at the Bellator promotion for putting their female champ on the undercard of this Friday’s event. The Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, responded through MMA Fighting shortly after and here it is: “Zoila’s been plagued by injury after injury over the last 19 months, having...

Oct 22, 2012 10:30 am

Tate Blasts Bellator For Putting Female Champ On Undercard | MMA NEWS

“I cannot believe [Bellator] would allow [its] champion to be placed on the UN televised undercard in her hometown. A champion is a champion regardless if she is fighting up a weight, u use her image to promote the posters & then put her on the undercard?! Blows my mind. This is the 2nd time...

Oct 14, 2012 9:30 am

Podcast: #10 BJPenn.Com Radio: Elvis Mutapcic, Phil Baroni, Tyrone Spong and Dave Morgan

  This week on Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by a massive lineup of MMA guests. Those calling in will include UFC veteran Phil Baroni, Tyrone Spong, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, MFC middleweight contender Elvis Mutapcic and rising flyweight Dave Morgan. Baroni will join the show fresh off an August...

Oct 10, 2012 4:04 pm

VIDEO | Bellator Hits Spike TV With First Commercial | MMA NEWS

Coming Home Get More: Coming Home The original television home of Mixed Martial Arts, Spike TV, is set to launch its news promotional partnership with Bellator Fighting Championship this January and above is the first commercial for the debut. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 4, 2012 11:57 am

Exclusive: Brett Rogers: ‘I Want Fighters To Hesitate And Ask For More Money When They See My Name, I’m Not To Be F*cked With" | MMA NEWS

When caught up with Brett “Da Grim” Rogers this week, the Bellator heavyweight wanted to make one thing abundantly clear: Brett Rogers is back, and he’s “not to be f-cked with.” Yes, a conversation with Rogers may be littered with F bombs and double negatives, but it’s also refreshingly candid and lacking in pretense....

Oct 2, 2012 12:05 pm

Brian Rogers Joins the Fund A Fighter Team

FundaFighter has announced the newest addition to their family. Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers is the latest fighter to join the innovative company. Rogers is 28-years-old and has a career record of 9-4 and hails from Kent, Ohio. Rogers has made it to the Bellator middleweight tournament semi-finals two years in a row. In 2011 he...

Sep 26, 2012 4:53 pm

Where You At? Episode 4 With Sean McClure Feat. Renato Laranja

Taking a break from speaking at the Fruits and Vegetables convention, Renato Laranja speaks to Sean McClure from about taking over the UFC, changing the rules, and makes a plea to Ronda Rousey to come back to him. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 25, 2012 11:05 am

Bellator CEO Fires Back At Dana White For "Hypocritical Statement" | MMA NEWS

“It’s a very, very hypocritical statement. We had to go through the exact same process with Zuffa when we signed ‘King Mo.’ Zuffa released ‘King Mo’ Lawal on March 27, 2012. They went public with their release, they put it up on their own website, on, Dana confirmed the release of ‘King Mo’ to...

Sep 23, 2012 11:37 am

Podcast: #7 Radio| Tyson Nam, Pat Healy and Josh Thomson

Tonight, the boys are back in town for another exhilarating episode of Radio fresh off the heels of an action packed UFC 152 from Toronto. As usual the show is jam-packed with exciting guests in the MMA community including bantamweight prospect Tyson Nam, #1 contender to the Strikeforce lightweight title Pat Healy and former...

Sep 19, 2012 5:01 pm Radio: Tyson Nam, Pat Healy and Josh Thomson

This Sunday, the boys are back in town for another exhilarating episode of Radio. As usual the show is jam-packed with exciting guests in the MMA community including bantamweight prospect Tyson Nam, #1 contender to the Strikeforce lightweight title Pat Healy and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson. Nam went from being...

Sep 13, 2012 1:57 pm

Bellator Champ Konrad Opts For Early Retirement, Says MMA Not His Passion | MMA NEWS

After two years of complete dominance inside the Bellator cage, the King is hanging up his crown as Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad has officially retired from MMA. While the announcement was a shock to many, Konrad knew this decision was coming sooner than later. “This decision has been on my mind for a while,...